Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Using brush textures and clipping masks with patterns, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…In this movie, I want to show you a…somewhat unorthodox way of creating a vector repeat pattern.…I'll admit I stumbled upon this while creating a pattern for this course.…It involves the use of a brush texture and a clipping mask…to facilitate the use of my art work in the patterned tool.…Let me show you how I did it.…When I began working on this pattern design, it started with my rough sketch…but as I was drawing it out I felt the spacing needed to be improved.…
And so you can see how I've moved my art elements around and…they don't exactly line up with the underneath sketch because I've moved 'em.…And that's okay.…That's part of the process of refining and improving your design…at each stage as you move forward and you want to do that.…You want to improve it and make it look better.…So, when it came to the base pattern art, to…create the pattern, this is what the coloring looked like.…Now, I like the coloring but when I looked at this…I felt like it was just too clean and too perfect.…
And that's where an idea hit me, I thought about how I initially built it,…
In this installment of Drawing Vector Graphics, Von Glitschka demystifies the pattern design process, explaining tessellations (mathematical tiles that lie at the heart of patterns) and visiting the various methods of creating new patterns. He shows how to build repeating patterns with Illustrator's pattern tools and pattern brushes, and incorporate patterns into your design. The course also features patterns from some of the industry's most inspiring designers.
- Establishing the bounding box for your tile
- Drawing your design
- Creating a pattern swatch
- Refining art with the Pattern tool
- Saving your design
- Creating a pattern brush
- Using your pattern in designs